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Post by Akial on Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:24 am

Yesterday I was looking for a few figures someone is interested in and suddenly I had this little guy in my hand. He is far away from mint - a bit yellowed and the sticker has a little tear, but HEY rockon it is an red rectangle R5 yay yay yay The guy who is going over the top at the Moment. rofl
I really didn't know I already own one like this.  Shocked
Well normally I think  people who accidently find rare items in their collection are quite dumb, didn't the look their collections seriously before? stick
Think I have to reconsider this point of view.  smoking

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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Stinger on Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:37 am

Maybe I have to check also my shoebox with old figures to see what is in there Laughing
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by chris.75 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:54 pm

Wow great find, congrats Dirk, that red bar R5 is a great little variant. Its crazy to think just a few months ago this variant would sell for around $30, now sellers are asking $150 for him Shocked
It just goes to show that the value of an item isn't so much about rarity, but popularity.
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Akial on Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:00 pm

Yes Chris you are right it is an incredible Hype around this variant at the moment. And the Hype is more responible for the price than it's rarity
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Jez on Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:55 pm

I would post a great comment but i'm off to check my collection, laters. yay
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by hellhippie on Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:40 pm

nice !!!!! no such luck on this side of the pond

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Re: Lucky punch

Post by ChristianC on Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:55 pm

Great score dude!!!!

I once found that one of my Lukes had a DT saber that I didn't know about. Got pretty excited until Bill McBride pretty much confirmed it was a repro Sad
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Nico on Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:33 pm

Great find Dirk cheers Great to see mate Very Happy
I really like the extra red bar R5, I was lucky to get this fella on ebay(30$) about a year ago  What a Face



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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:06 am

Andy, what the heck is the background under this figure?  I can read a few things, a handsome cabin boy and a pimp. lol!

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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:40 am

trappedtexan wrote: Andy, what the heck is the background under this figure?  I can read a few things, a handsome cabin boy and a pimp. lol!



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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Akial on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:11 am

[quote="Nico"]Great find Dirk cheers Great to see mate Very Happy
I really like the extra red bar R5, I was lucky to get this fella on ebay(30$) about a year ago  What a Face

Thats the point a year ago you could easily find this guy for about $30 in a good condition. And now this one would be around $170,- And that is not because of the movie or because this variant is extremly rare. In my opinion this is a perfect example how some figures/ variants go through the roof because they were extremly hyped.

Would be a nice experiment to try to start such a hype for a random - not to rare variant figure, which nobody cared about yet. Could be Lobot with a specific belt mold or something like that. rofl rofl rofl
Ideas appreciated. cheers
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Akial on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:13 am

By the way really love Zappa's Willie the Pimp. THX for charing James yay
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Nico on Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:30 pm

ourchickenshack wrote:
It's Andy's secret nighttime identity - he's a smooth ass pimp and all the bitches love him afro
lol! lol! lol! You know me too well James lol!

@Bryan, as James says it's a Frank Zappa cd mate What a Face
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Dr Dengar on Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:28 pm

Dirk congrats discovering your red bar R5 variant in your own collection. Cool find. cheers

I agree with the others that the price of this figure is inflated by an hyped increase in demand.

Fun idea to start hyping another figure indeed. How about?
1. white fur Chief Chirpa (see Chris' thread)
2. Yellow eye Prune Face (a transformant but who cares Very Happy )
3. Curved COO RL C3PO
4. ......
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Akial on Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:26 pm

Funny Thing Marco,
a few days ago I posted the idea to try to push White fur chirpas in a german FB Group. Background was an ebay auction for an graded pbp Hoth Trooper (buy it now $550).
My idea was to start buying White fur Chirpas all around ebay. At the Moment they are around $20 in Germany. In auctions I would go really high. So I will get them all. I'll take the best and send him for grading. Bring him back to ebay for maybe $500,- Everybody will laugh and nobody would buy. But he is still there. Meanwhile auctions about it will rise because I'll take them. People see that this an searched after variant which rises a lot. Collectors will spend even more in auctions to get this rare one. And they still see that a graded one is offered for $500,- WOW! Must be worth a lot this Little dude. Must be really rare. That's it. One day you'll sell the graded for $500 and the prices are that high, that you can give all your other White furs in normal auctions. They will sell very high. I really think, that is the way Hypes can be founded. Sounds funny but actually it is a sad matter.
But funny you had the same idea.
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Dr Dengar on Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:31 pm

Damn Dirk, now it is out and you are spoiling my master plan to get rich. lol!
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Akial on Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:43 pm

So you are the guy stealing all the White chirps I tried to catch. rofl stick
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Dr Dengar on Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:07 pm

No worriies, I won't interfere anymore. I was approached by two raincoats the other day and urged to stop buying more white Chirpas from ebay.
On their business cards was written Chirpa Investment Agency.... Very Happy
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Re: Lucky punch

Post by Akial on Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:58 am

Chirpa Investment Agency clapping Finally I Understand what the CIA is dealing with..... Wooow lol!
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